If you never had Ritz Crackers as a kid, you seriously missed out on snacking. There was no wrong way to enjoy them – whether you threw some cheese on top, or maybe a little peanut butter, they were always a perfect, simple snack.
But just because Ritz are simple (and reminiscent of our childhood lunch boxes), doesn’t mean you can’t use them in tons of awesome, tasty, and grown-up recipes. Once you see these snacks, desserts, and even full meals, you might rethink the possibility of all your childhood treats.
These little crackers are way more versatile than you ever knew…
1. Crispy, Oven-Baked Ritz Cheesy Chicken
Cheesy chicken just got better (if that’s possible) with this delicious recipe.
2. Mac and Cheese Cupcakes
These Ritz Cracker and macaroni cupcakes are a fun, fresh spin on tired mac and cheese.
3. Cheesy Broccoli and Ritz Casserole
Tell yourself you’re eating healthy with this Ritz Cracker broccoli casserole.
4. Spicy Ranch Ritz Crackers
Spice up your Ritz with this recipe.
5. Stuffed Mushrooms
Fill tasty mushrooms with a Ritz Cracker filling for a grown-up snack.
6. Rolo Stuffed Ritz Crackers
Making these salty and sweet snacks is super simple.
7. Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Go for a more traditional mac and cheese recipe (with a Ritz Cracker crumble).
8. Bacon Ritz
Bacon-wrapped anything is good. Why not crackers, too?
9. Cookie Dough Ritz Crackers
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this Ritz and cookie dough combo.
10. Dipped Ritz Cheesecake Cups
Make a classy dessert with these chocolate-dipped cheesecake crackers.
11. Pizza Crackers
Combine delicious pizza toppings with tasty, crunchy Ritz.
12. Quince, Manchego, and Ritz Cheesecake Cupcakes
Show off your culinary prowess with these Ritz cheesecake cupcakes.
13. Ritz Rice Krispies Treats
This recipe somehow managed to make Rice Krispies Treats even more delicious.
14. Butter Toffee “Crack” Cookies
Appeal to chocolate, toffee, and butter lovers with this dessert recipe.
15. Chocolate-Dipped Nutella Sandwiches
The salted caramel drizzle makes these bites even more delicious.
16. Chewy, Sweet, and Salty Ritz Cracker Cookies
Walnuts and dates make these delicious vegetarian treats especially drool-worthy.
17. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ritz Crackers
Who needs Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties when you can make your own version at home?
18. Ritz Cracker Candy
Pack handfuls of this delicious mixture for your kid’s snack time, or just bring some to work for yourself!
19. Cinnamon Sugar and Buttercream-Dipped Ritz
Go über decadent with these buttercream-dipped, frosting-filled Ritz Crackers.
20. Toffee Bites
Make a sweet snack with these toffee, cracker bites.
These are some pretty delicious-looking recipes. I have to say, I had no idea how many ways you could use a Ritz Cracker. I’ll go for the bacon-wrapped version, to start!